It’s quince (ayva) season and you will see these oddly shaped fruit, that look like a cross between a pear and an apple, in abundance on the markets.

Try this recipe for a delicious dessert.

Quince Dessert (Ayva Tatlısı)

Ingredients

10 portions

5 medium quinces

1 kg. sugar

1 lemon, squeezed

3 cloves

5 cups water

2 sour apples

250 gr. Kaymak (clotted cream)

Chopped walnuts or pistachio

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Method

Peel the quince, divide in half and cut out the core.

Arrange in a shallow saucepan.

Peel the apples and grate over the quince.

Sprinkle the sugar over and add the water, lemon juice and cloves.

Cover the pan with a lid or aluminium foil and cook over a gentle heat until the quince are tender and the juice has thickened.

Serve cold with kaymak (clotted cream) and walnuts or pistachio.

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